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    macbook fan making horrible scratching fan noise
    I have had my 2008 unibody macbook for sometime now. 3 weeks ago there was a clunking sound in the fan constantly. picture a Ford Model T sound like " dugdugdugdugdug" or something i cant explain the sound.

    suddenly today it got a ton worse. now sounds like a lawnmower. Here is a video of someones macbook that sounds EXACTLY like mine.
    YouTube - macbook pro fan problem

    this sound really worries me. i dont have apple care anymore. what should i do?

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    quit using it until you get it fixed. Seriously you are headed for (if not already there) a catastrophic failure of at least a fan and maybe worse with the heating issues about to spring up

    Clay
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    ok how do i fix lol

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    I would take it to the nearest apple store or authorized tech. Did you purchase apple care ? If not when did you buy it ?

    Clay
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    in the last hour i took off the back cover and and took out the fan of its casing but still connected, turned on macbook. its definitely the fan. i ordered a replacement fan with warranty from ebay for 30 bucks. im going to install myself haha.
    my applecare ran out about 2 months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kofman13 View Post
    in the last hour i took off the back cover and and took out the fan of its casing but still connected, turned on macbook. its definitely the fan. i ordered a replacement fan with warranty from ebay for 30 bucks. im going to install myself haha.
    my applecare ran out about 2 months ago.
    nice job. You understand why I didn't suggest you do it yourself ?. Never want to steer anyone to do something they are not equiped to do.

    Good luck
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